Stop-Smoking Association was born in 2016 and wants to be a powerful soldier in the fight against smoking. The Association is supported by Royal Brompton Hospital, located in Chelsea, right in the heart of London, and in terms of respiratory and lung disease treatment, has gained over 170 years of experience.
Our mission is to raise awareness among the population about the negative effects of smoking, prevention of smoking, to help those who want to quit smoking and last but not least to protect the rights of non-smokers. One of the values of our Association is the respect for individual health and the health of those around us. We believe that giving up smoking is about who you are and not about smoking.
Smoking is the most important risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diseases that cannot be healed but can only be treated.
Patients with COPD may experience cough, dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing), wheezing or chest tightness. It is never too late to quit smoking and thus reduce the risk of developing a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Cessation of smoking has a pronounced impact, decreasing the rate of exacerbation of the disease and the risk of cardiovascular complications.
Smoking is a major risk factor in the development of BPH, an extremely aggressive cancer that leads to more deaths than any other type of cancer.
On average, a person who smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day inhales about 140 grams of carcinogens per year. The risk is not only calculated by reference to the number of cigarettes smoked daily, but also to the age at which smoking was started. The people who assimilate this habit as young have the greatest risk of developing lung cancer.
In an overwhelming 84% of cases, laryngeal cancer was caused by smoking. To this, alcohol consumption is frequently added, where the risk is cumulative. In smokers, the risk of developing laryngeal cancer is 17.8 times higher than that of non-smokers.Symptoms
Smoking is one of the most important risk factors for respiratory tract infections: there is a 3.15 times higher risk for large smokers (1-2 packets of cigarettes a day) or 2 times higher for Individuals who smoked at some point in life (regardless of quantity).
However, a large number of studies show that cessation of smoking leads to a significant decrease in the risk of infection.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the respiratory tract. Although it can be triggered by a number of environmental factors and genetic factors, specialized studies show that both active and passive smoking have a considerable influence on the occurrence of asthma, especially in the case of babies whose mothers smoke during pregnancy.
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According to the World Health Organization's opinion, smoking is about to become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. It is estimated that there are currently around 1.1 billion smokers around the world. Worldwide, tobacco kills 4 million people each year, of which 1.2 million are Europeans. The most affected by tobacco consumption are developing countries and transition countries due to trade liberalization, communications development and the globalization of the tobacco industry. In the UK, 42% of children live in a home where at least one adult smokes. Children from the low socioeconomic class of society are more exposed to passive smoking than those who come from a medium or high class of society.
That is why the Stop-Smoking Association organizes both in the UK and throughout Europe, meetings, workshops and conferences on smoking, the effects of smoking and the benefits of quitting smoking. All these events are free. Donations are open to those who want to contribute to the health of the whole world. Change begins with you!
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Do today the first step towards a life without smoking!
Adress: 179 Great Portland St, Marylebone, London
Phone: +44 20 3026 0670